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Author Scott, John
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Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Dental Education Dental Education ♦ International Section ♦ Individual School ♦ Dental Directive ♦ Dental Education ♦ Voluntary Self-assessment ♦ European School ♦ European Curriculum ♦ Single Autonomous Discipline ♦ Various Model ♦ Odontological Model ♦ Cde-dependent Licensure ♦ Dental Education Varies ♦ Organised Education ♦ Eu Member State ♦ Accreditation System ♦ Eastern Central European Country ♦ Outside Peer Review ♦ European Union ♦ Many European Country ♦ European Law ♦ Current Proposal ♦ Dental Curriculum ♦ Vocational Training ♦ Stomatological Tradition ♦ European-wide Common Curriculum ♦ Dented Thematic Network Project ♦ Supervised Practice
Abstract Abstract: Dental education varies considerably across Europe, with differing traditions of stomatology (dentistry as a specialty of medicine) and odontology (single autonomous discipline). Dental curricula within the European Union (EU) are governed by European law expressed in directives that are binding on all EU member states. The Dental Directives (78/686/EC) base the curriculum on the odontological model, but compliance by individual schools is often poor. The differences within the EU will likely intensify with the accession of Eastern/Central European countries where the stomatological tradition is strong. Moreover, current proposals within the EU will reduce even the limited existing effectiveness of the Dental Directives. The DentEd Thematic Network Project, which aims to promote convergence of European curricula through voluntary self-assessment and outside peer review, has involved about 25 percent of European schools. Its effectiveness in inducing changes in individual schools is unknown. It is not an accreditation system, and there is no intention to establish a European-wide common curriculum. Dentists ’ vocational training, here defined as “the organised education of the newly qualified dentist in supervised practice, ” is present in various models in many European countries, but is compulsory in only a few. Continuing dental education (CDE) is encouraged in most countries, but CDE-dependent licensure is required in only two.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article